Hakusan Jinja (白山神社) is a shinto shrine in Bunkyo, Tokyo. It is especially popular in early June when it holds its annual Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival (文京あじさいまつり). I was too early for the best viewing but there were still a few flowers (and a lot of cats) when I visited.

Below, pictures from an earlier spring visit.

Above, the entrance coming from Hakusan station.

Above, Toyo University.

Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a high-end hotel in Kioicho, Tokyo. It was built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. Its Japanese garden dates back from the Edo period and, like the garden of Hotel Chinzanso in Mejiro, is open to all.

Above, wedding hall.

Below, the garden in summer.

Below, the garden in spring.

Ueno Zoo is located inside Ueno Park. It is the oldest zoo in Japan and has about 500 species, including elephants, giraffes, polar bears and penguins. Its star animal is the giant panda.

Above, a dhole. It was a very hot summer day when I visited and a lot of animals were sleeping.

Above, entrance to the monorail, linking the eastern side to the western side of the zoo.

Above, naked mole rats.

Above, Tokyo Skytree.

Below, I came back for Tokyo Citizens’ Day (October 1st), when the entrance is free.

Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park (有栖川宮記念公園) is a park located near Hiroo station in Minato, Tokyo. It is named after the Arisugawa-no-Miya branch of the Japanese imperial family.

Below, the park in summer.

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Below, the park at the beginning of spring.

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Above, top of the Tokyo Mormon Temple.

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Above, plum tree in bloom.

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

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